Hello, my name is Bobby. Welcome to my Dev Blog

I am a professional System Administrator with a demonstrated history of working in the internet industry. I am an avid Linux lover and supporter of the open-source movement philosophy.

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Introduction If you are using git along with Github, Gitlab for example, you need to make sure that you do not include any sensitive information to your repositories like passwords or secrets. To do that, you need to have a gitignore file which inclu...

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Introduction No matter if you are a DevOps/SysOps engineer, developer, or just a Linux enthusiast, you can use Bash scripts to combine different Linux commands and automate boring and repetitive daily tasks, so that you can focus on more productive a...

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Introduction There could be various reasons why you would need a free doname for your project. For example, having multiple side projects could be quite costly in case that your projects are not generating any income. So saving costs could be crucial...

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Introduction Have you ever had that kind of a day in which you have no desire for doing anything productive even though you have a lot of work and various tasks for the day but the only thing you do is lying on the couch and watching TV? I think that...

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3 Useful Hacks for Working from Home

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Introduction Many people have been working from home for the last few months. The world lockdown had inflicted different changes in the daily life of everyone. In order to work effectively, you will need to change some of your habits and daily routin...

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Introduction Laravel is an amazing PHP framework that makes working with PHP great. As of the time of writing this tutorial, Laravel has more than 105 million installs according to Packagis, so as you can imagine there are multiple ways of installing...

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Introduction If you have ever done any coding you are most likely well familiar with the foreach loops. Without any doubt, a foreach loop is one of the best ways to iterate over the elements of the collection. However, in case you have an empty colle...

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Introduction In some cases when a particular table grows too much it might slow down your Laravel website. You might want to clear old records or archive them to another table so that you could keep your main table as light as possible. As of the tim...

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Introduction There are many ways of adding search functionality to your Laravel website. For example, you could use Laravel Scout which is an official Laravel package, you can take a look at this tutorial here on how to install, setup and use Laravel...

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Introduction There are many different ways to limit the length of a string. For example, you could use CSS, JavaScript, or do it through PHP. Laravel also provides a nice helper to make this easy! We will be using the Str class from Illuminate\Suppo...

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